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Vayakhel - P'kudei (Sh'mot ((Exodus)) 35:1 - 40:38)

Exodus 35


1 And Mosheh assembled all the congregation of the children of Yisra'ĕl, and said to them, "These are the Words which יהוה has commanded you to do:

2 "Work is done for six days, but on the seventh day it shall be qodesh to you, a Shabbath of rest to יהוה. Anyone doing work on it is put to death.

3 "Do not kindle a fire in any of your dwellings on the Shabbath day."

4 And Mosheh spoke to all the congregation of the children of Yisra'ĕl, saying, "This is the word which יהוה commanded, saying,

5 ‘Take from among you a contribution to יהוה. Everyone whose heart so moves him, let him bring it as a contribution to יהוה: gold, and silver, and bronze,

6 and blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine linen, and goats' hair,

7 and ram skins dyed red, and fine leather, and acacia wood,

8 and oil for the light, and spices for the anointing oil and for the sweet incense,

9 and shoham stones, and stones to be put in the shoulder garment and in the breastplate.

10 ‘And let all the wise-hearted among you come and make all that יהוה has commanded:

11 the Mishkan, its tent and its covering, its hooks and its boards, its bars, its columns, and its sockets,

12 the ark and its poles, the lid of atonement and the veil of the covering,

13 the table and its poles, and all its utensils, and the showbread,

14 and the lampstand for the light, and its utensils, and its lamps, and the oil for the light,

15 and the incense altar, and its poles, and the anointing oil, and the sweet incense, and the covering for the door at the entrance of the Mishkan,

16 the altar of burnt offering with its bronze grating, its poles, and all its utensils, the basin and its stand,

17 the screens of the courtyard, its columns, and their sockets, and the covering for the gate of the courtyard,

18 the pegs of the Mishkan, and the pegs of the courtyard, and their cords,

19 the woven garments to do service in the qodesh place, the qodesh garments for Aharon the kohen and the garments of his sons to serve as kohenim.' "

20 And all the congregation of the children of Yisra'ĕl withdrew from the presence of Mosheh.

21 And everyone whose heart lifted him up and everyone whose spirit moved him came, and they brought the contribution to יהוה for the work of the Tent of Appointment, and for all its service, and for the qodesh garments.

22 And they came, both men and women, all whose hearts moved them, and brought earrings and nose rings, and rings and necklaces, all golden goods, even every one who made a wave offering of gold to יהוה.

23 And every man, with whom was found blue and purple and scarlet, and fine linen, and goats' hair, and rams' skins dyed red, and fine leather, brought them.

24 Everyone who would make a contribution to יהוה of silver or bronze, brought it. And everyone with whom was found acacia wood for any work of the service, brought it.

25 And all the wise-hearted women spun yarn with their hands, and brought what they had spun, the blue and the purple, the scarlet, and the fine linen.

26 And all the women whose hearts lifted them up in wisdom spun the goats' hair.

27 And the rulers brought shoham stones, and the stones to be put in the shoulder garment and in the breastplate,

28 and the spices and the oil for the light, and for the anointing oil, and for the sweet incense.

29 The children of Yisra'ĕl brought a voluntary offering to יהוה, all the men and women whose hearts moved them to bring all kinds of work which יהוה, by the hand of Mosheh, had commanded to be done.

30 And Mosheh said to the children of Yisra'ĕl, "See, יהוה has called by name Betsal'ĕl son of Uri, son of Ḥur, of the tribe of Yahuḏah,

31 and He has filled him with the Ruaḥ of Elohim, in wisdom, in understanding, and in knowledge, and in all work,

32 to make designs, to work in gold and in silver and in bronze,

33 and in cutting of stones for mounting, and in carving wood, and to work in all workmanship of design.

34 "And He has put in his heart the ability to teach, in him and Oholiaḇ son of Aḥisamaḵ, of the tribe of Dan.

35 "He has filled them with skill to do all work of the engraver and the designer and embroiderer, in blue and in purple, in scarlet, and in fine linen, and a weaver, doing any work, and makers of designs.


Exodus 36


1 "And Betsal'ĕl and Oholiaḇ, and every wise-hearted man in whom יהוה has given wisdom and understanding, to know how to do all work for the service of the qodesh place, shall do according to all that יהוה has commanded."

2 And Mosheh called Betsal'ĕl and Oholiaḇ, and every wise-hearted man in whose heart יהוה had given wisdom, everyone whose heart lifted him up, to come and do the work.

3 And they received from Mosheh all the contribution which the children of Yisra'ĕl had brought for the work of the service of making the qodesh place. But they still brought to him voluntary offerings every morning,

4 so all the craftsmen who were doing all the work of the qodesh place came, each from the work he was doing,

5 and they spoke to Mosheh, saying, "The people bring much more than enough for the service of the work which יהוה commanded us to do."

6 Then Mosheh commanded and they sent this word throughout the camp, saying, "Let neither man nor woman do any more work for the contribution of the qodesh place." And the people were withheld from bringing,

7 for what they had was enough for all the work to be done, more than enough.

8 Then all the wise-hearted ones among them who worked on the Mishkan made ten curtains woven of fine linen and blue and purple and scarlet. They made them with keruḇim, the work of a skilled workman.

9 The length of each curtain was twenty-eight ammah, and the width of each curtain four ammah, all the curtains having one measure.

10 And he joined five curtains, one to another; and the other five curtains he joined, one to another.

11 And he made loops of blue on the edge of the end curtain of one piece, the same he did on the edge of the end curtain of the other piece.

12 Fifty loops he made on one curtain, and fifty loops he made on the edge of the end curtain of the second; the loops held one curtain to another.

13 And he made fifty hooks of gold, and joined the curtains to each other with the hooks, and the Mishkan became one.

14 And he made curtains of goats' hair for the Tent over the Mishkan, he made eleven curtains.

15 The length of each curtain was thirty ammah, and the width of each curtain four ammah, the eleven curtains having one measure.

16 And he joined five curtains by themselves and six curtains by themselves.

17 And he made fifty loops on the edge of the end curtain in one, and fifty loops he made on the edge of the curtain of the second.

18 And he made fifty bronze hooks to join the Tent, to be one.

19 And he made a covering for the Tent of rams' skins, dyed red, and a covering of fine leather above that.

20 And for the Mishkan he made boards of acacia wood, standing up.

21 The length of each board was ten ammah, and the width of each board a ammah and a half.

22 Each board had two tenons for binding one to another. So he did to all the boards of the Mishkan.

23 And he made boards for the Mishkan, twenty boards for the south side.

24 And he made forty sockets of silver to go under the twenty boards, and two sockets under each of the boards for its two tenons.

25 And for the other side of the Mishkan, for the north side, he made twenty boards,

26 and their forty sockets of silver, two sockets under the one board, and two sockets under the other board.

27 And he made six boards for the west side of the Mishkan.

28 And he made two boards for the two back corners of the Mishkan.

29 And they were double beneath, and similarly they were complete to the top by one ring. So he did to both of them for the two corners.

30 And there were eight boards, and their silver sockets, sixteen sockets, two sockets under each of the boards.

31 And he made bars of acacia wood, five for the boards on one side of the Mishkan,

32 and five bars for the boards on the other side of the Mishkan, and five bars for the boards of the Mishkan at the rear, westward.

33 And he made the middle bar to pass through the boards from one end to the other.

34 And he overlaid the boards with gold, and their rings he made of gold to be holders for the bars, and overlaid the bars with gold.

35 And he made a veil of blue and purple and scarlet, and fine worked linen. It was made with keruḇim, the work of a skilled workman.

36 And he made four columns of acacia wood for it, and overlaid them with gold, with their hooks of gold. And he cast four sockets of silver for them.

37 And he made a covering for the Tent door of blue and purple and scarlet and fine woven linen, made by a weaver,

38 and its five columns with their hooks. And he overlaid their tops and their rings with gold, but their five sockets were of bronze.


Exodus 37


1 And Betsal'ĕl made the ark of acacia wood, two and a half ammah long, and an ammah and a half wide, and an ammah and a half high.

2 And he overlaid it with clean gold inside and outside, and made a moulding of gold all around it.

3 And he cast four rings of gold for it, for its four feet, two rings on its one side, and two rings on its other side.

4 And he made poles of acacia wood, and overlaid them with gold.

5 And he put the poles into the rings at the sides of the ark, to lift the ark.

6 And he made a lid of atonement of clean gold, two and a half ammah long and an ammah and a half wide.

7 And he made two keruḇim of beaten gold. He made them from the two ends of the lid of atonement,

8 one keruḇ at one end on this side, and the other keruḇ at the other end on that side. He made the keruḇim from the lid of atonement, from the two ends.

9 And the keruḇim spread out their wings above, and covered the lid of atonement with their wings, with their faces toward each other, the faces of the keruḇim were toward the lid of atonement.

10 And he made the table of acacia wood, two ammah long, and an ammah wide, and an ammah and a half high.

11 And he overlaid it with clean gold, and made a moulding of gold all around it.

12 And he made a rim, a tophaḥ all around, and made a moulding of gold for the rim all around it.

13 And he cast four rings of gold for it, and put the rings on the four corners that were at its four legs.

14 The rings were next to the rim, as holders for the poles to lift the table.

15 And he made the poles of acacia wood to lift the table, and overlaid them with gold.

16 And he made the utensils which were on the table, its dishes, and its cups, and its bowls, and its jars for pouring, of clean gold.

17 And he made the lampstand of clean gold. He made the lampstand of beaten work, its base, and its shaft, its cups, its ornamental knobs, and its blossoms were from it.

18 And six branches came out of its sides: three branches of the lampstand out of one side, and three branches of the lampstand out of the other side.

19 There were three cups like almond flowers on one branch, with ornamental knob and blossom, and three cups like almond flowers on the other branch, a knob and a blossom - so for the six branches coming out of the lampstand.

20 And on the lampstand were four cups like almond flowers, its knobs and blossoms,

21 and a knob under the first two branches of the same, and a knob under the second two branches of the same, and a knob under the third two branches of the same, for the six branches coming out of it.

22 Their knobs and their branches were of it, all of it was one beaten work of clean gold.

23 And he made its seven lamps, and its snuffers, and its trays, of clean gold.

24 He made it of a kiḵar of clean gold, and all its utensils.

25 And he made the incense altar of acacia wood, an ammah long and an ammah wide, square, and two ammah high. Its horns were of it.

26 And he overlaid it with clean gold, its top and its sides all around, and its horns. And he made a moulding for it of gold all around it.

27 And he made two rings of gold for it under its moulding, at its two corners on both sides, as holders for the poles with which to lift it.

28 And he made the poles of acacia wood, and overlaid them with gold.

29 And he made the qodesh anointing oil and the clean incense of sweet spices, according to the work of the perfumer.


Exodus 38


1 And he made the altar of burnt offering of acacia wood, five ammah long and five ammah wide, square, and three ammah high.

2 And he made its horns on its four corners, the horns were of it. And he overlaid it with bronze.

3 And he made all the utensils for the altar: the pots, and the shovels, and the basins, and the forks, and the fire holders. He made all its utensils of bronze.

4 And he made a grating for the altar, a bronze network, under its rim, midway from the bottom.

5 And he cast four rings for the four corners of the bronze grating, as holders for the poles.

6 And he made the poles of acacia wood, and overlaid them with bronze.

7 And he put the poles into the rings on the sides of the altar, with which to lift it. He made the altar hollow with boards.

8 And he made the basin of bronze and its stand of bronze, from the bronze mirrors of the serving women who did service at the door of the Tent of Appointment.

9 And he made the courtyard: for the south side the screens of the courtyard were of fine woven linen, one hundred ammah long,

10 their twenty columns and their twenty sockets, of bronze. The hooks of the columns and their bands were of silver.

11 And for the north side the screens were one hundred ammah long, their twenty columns and their twenty sockets, of bronze. The hooks of the columns and their bands were of silver.

12 And for the west side there were screens of fifty ammah, their ten columns and their ten sockets. The hooks of the columns and their bands were of silver.

13 And for the east side eastward, fifty ammah:

14 fifteen ammah of screens on the one side, with their three columns and their three sockets,

15 and fifteen ammah of screens the other side of the courtyard gate, on this side and that side, with their three columns and their three sockets.

16 All the screens of the courtyard all around were of fine woven linen.

17 And the sockets for the columns were of bronze, the hooks of the columns and their bands were of silver, and the overlay of their tops was of silver. And all the columns of the courtyard had bands of silver.

18 And the covering for the gate of the courtyard was the work of an embroiderer, of blue and purple and scarlet, and of fine woven linen, and twenty ammah long, and the height along its width was five ammah, corresponding to the screens of the courtyard.

19 And the columns were four, and their sockets of bronze four, their hooks were of silver, and the overlay of their tops and their bands was of silver.

20 And all the pegs of the Mishkan and of the courtyard all around, were of bronze.


Exodus 38:21 - 40:38
 21 These were the appointments of the Mishkan, the Mishkan of the Witness, which was appointed by the command of Mosheh, for the service of the Lĕwites, by the hand of Ithamar, son of Aharon the kohen.

22 And Betsal'ĕl son of Uri, son of Ḥur, of the tribe of Yahuḏah, made all that יהוה had commanded Mosheh.

23 And with him: Oholiaḇ son of Aḥisamaḵ, of the tribe of Dan, an engraver and designer, an embroiderer in blue and purple and scarlet, and in fine linen.

24 All the gold prepared for the work, in all the work of the qodesh place - and it was the gold of the wave offering - came to be twenty-nine kiḵars and seven hundred and thirty sheqels, according to the sheqel of the qodesh place.

25 And the silver from the ones counted of the congregation was one hundred kiḵars and one thousand seven hundred and seventy-five sheqels, according to the sheqel of the qodesh place:

26 a beqa, half a sheqel for a head, according to the sheqel of the qodesh place, for everyone passing over to those counted, from twenty years old and above, for six hundred and three thousand, five hundred and fifty.

27 And the hundred kiḵars of silver were for casting the sockets of the qodesh place and the bases of the veil: one hundred sockets from the hundred kiḵars, a kiḵar for each socket.

28 And of the one thousand seven hundred and seventy-five he made hooks for the columns, and overlaid their tops, and made bands for them.

29 And the bronze of the wave offering was seventy kikars and two thousand four hundred sheqels.

30 And with it he made the sockets for the door of the Tent of Appointment, and the bronze altar, and the bronze grating for it, and all the utensils for the altar,

31 and the sockets for the courtyard all around, and the bases for the courtyard gate, and all the pegs for the Mishkan, and all the pegs for the courtyard all around.


Exodus 39


1 And of the blue and purple and scarlet they made woven garments, to do service in the qodesh place. And they made the qodesh garments which were for Aharon, as יהוה had commanded Mosheh.

2 And he made the shoulder garment of gold, of blue and purple and scarlet, and of fine woven linen.

3 And they beat out sheets of gold and cut it into threads, to work it in with the blue and purple and scarlet, and the fine linen, the work of a skilled workman.

4 They made shoulder pieces for it to join it, it was joined at its two edges.

5 And the embroidered band of his shoulder garment that was on it was of the same work of gold, and blue and purple and scarlet, and of fine woven linen, as יהוה had commanded Mosheh.

6 And they made the shoham stones, placed in plated work of gold, engraved as signets are engraved, according to the names of the sons of Yisra'ĕl.

7 And he put them on the shoulders of the shoulder garment, stones of remembrance for the sons of Yisra'ĕl, as יהוה had commanded Mosheh.

8 And he made the breastplate, a work of a skilled workman, like the work of the shoulder garment, of gold, of blue and purple and scarlet, and of fine woven linen.

9 It was square, they made the breastplate double, its length a zereth, its width a zereth, doubled.

10 And they filled it with four rows of stones: a row of ruby, a topaz, and an emerald was the first row;

11 and the second row a turquoise, a sapphire, and a diamond;

12 and the third row a jacinth, an agate, and an amethyst;

13 and the fourth row a beryl, a shoham, and a jasper - placed in plated work of gold in their mountings.

14 And the stones were according to the names of the sons of Yisra'ĕl, twelve according to their names, engraved like a signet, each one with its own name according to the twelve tribes.

15 And they made braided chains of corded work for the breastplate at the ends, of clean gold.

16 And they made two mountings of gold and two gold rings, and put the two rings on the two ends of the breastplate.

17 And they put the two cords of gold in the two rings on the ends of the breastplate.

18 And the two ends of the two cords they fastened in the two mountings, and put them on the shoulder pieces of the shoulder garment in the front.

19 And they made two rings of gold and put them on the two ends of the breastplate, on the edge of it, which was on the inward side of the shoulder garment.

20 And they made two gold rings and put them on the two shoulder pieces, underneath the shoulder garment, on the front of it, close to its seam above the embroidered band of the shoulder garment.

21 And they bound the breastplate by means of its rings to the rings of the shoulder garment with a blue cord, so that it would be above the embroidered band of the shoulder garment, and that the breastplate would not come loose from the shoulder garment, as יהוה had commanded Mosheh.

22 And he made the robe of the shoulder garment of woven work, all of blue.

23 And the opening of the robe was in the middle, like the opening in a scaled armour, with a woven binding all around the opening, so that it would not tear.

24 And they made on the hem of the robe pomegranates of blue and purple and scarlet, twined.

25 And they made bells of clean gold, and put the bells between the pomegranates on the hem of the robe all around between the pomegranates:

26 a bell and a pomegranate, a bell and a pomegranate, all around the hem of the robe, for the service, as יהוה had commanded Mosheh.

27 And they made the long shirt of fine linen, the work of a weaver, for Aharon and his sons,

28 and a turban of fine linen, and the turban ornaments of fine linen, and short trousers of fine woven linen,

29 and a girdle of fine woven linen with blue and purple and scarlet, the work of an embroiderer, as יהוה had commanded Mosheh.

30 And they made the plate of the qodesh sign of dedication of clean gold, and wrote on it an inscription like the engraving of a signet: QODESHNAH TO יהוה.

31 And they put on it a blue cord, to fasten it above on the turban, as יהוה had commanded Mosheh.

32 And all the work of the Mishkan of the Tent of Appointment was completed. And the children of Yisra'ĕl did according to all that יהוה had commanded Mosheh, so they did.

33 And they brought the Mishkan to Mosheh, the Tent and all its furnishings, its hooks, its boards, its bars, and its columns, and its sockets,

34 and the covering of rams' skins dyed red, and the covering of fine leather, and the veil of the covering,

35 the ark of the Witness with its poles, and the lid of atonement,

36 the table, and all its utensils, and the showbread,

37 the clean lampstand with its lamps, the lamps to be put in order, and all its utensils, and the oil for light,

38 and the altar of gold, and the anointing oil, and the sweet incense, and the covering for the Tent door,

39 the bronze altar and its bronze grating, its poles, and all its utensils, the basin with its stand,

40 the screens of the courtyard, its columns and its sockets, the covering for the courtyard gate, its cords, and its pegs, and all the utensils for the service of the Mishkan, for the Tent of Appointment,

41 the woven garments, to do service in the qodesh place: the qodesh garments for Aharon the kohen, and his sons' garments, to serve as kohenim.

42 According to all that יהוה had commanded Mosheh, so the children of Yisra'ĕl did all the work.

43 And Mosheh looked over all the work and saw they did it as יהוה had commanded, so they had done. And Mosheh baraḵ them.


Exodus 40


1 And יהוה spoke to Mosheh, saying,

2 "On the first day of the first month, you are to raise up the Mishkan of the Tent of Appointment,

3 and shall put in it the ark of the Witness, and screen the ark with the veil.

4 "And you shall bring in the table and arrange what belongs on it, and bring in the lampstand and light its lamps.

5 "And you shall put the altar of gold for the incense before the ark of the Witness, and put up the covering of the door to the Mishkan.

6 "And you shall put the altar of the burnt offering before the door of the Mishkan of the Tent of Appointment,

7 and shall put the basin between the Tent of Appointment and the altar, and shall put water therein.

8 "And you shall put up the courtyard all around, and shall place the covering of the courtyard gate,

9 and shall take the anointing oil, and anoint the Mishkan and all that is in it, and shall qadosh it and all its utensils, and it shall be qodesh.

10 "And you shall anoint the altar of the burnt offering and all its utensils, and qadosh the altar, and the altar shall be most qodesh.

11 "And you shall anoint the basin and its stand, and qadosh it.

12 "And you shall bring Aharon and his sons to the door of the Tent of Appointment and wash them with water.

13 "And you shall put the qodesh garments on Aharon, and anoint him and qadosh him to serve as kohen to Me.

14 "And you shall bring his sons and put long shirts on them,

15 and shall anoint them, as you anointed their father, and they shall serve as kohenim to Me. And their anointing shall be for them an everlasting kehunnah throughout their generations."

16 And Mosheh did according to all that יהוה had commanded him, so he did.

17 And it came to be in the first month of the second year, on the first day of the month, that the Mishkan was raised up.

18 And Mosheh raised up the Mishkan and placed its sockets, and put up its boards, and put in its bars, and raised up its columns,

19 and spread the Tent over the Mishkan and put the covering of the Tent on top of it, as יהוה had commanded Mosheh.

20 And he took the Witness and put it into the ark, and he put the poles through the rings of the ark, and put the lid of atonement on top of the ark,

21 and brought the ark into the Mishkan, and placed the veil of the covering to screen off the ark of the Witness, as יהוה had commanded Mosheh.

22 And he put the table in the Tent of Appointment, on the north side of the Mishkan, outside the veil,

23 and put the bread in order upon it before יהוה, as יהוה had commanded Mosheh.

24 And he put the lampstand in the Tent of Appointment, opposite the table, on the south side of the Mishkan,

25 and lit the lamps before יהוה, as יהוה had commanded Mosheh.

26 And he put the gold altar in the Tent of Appointment in front of the veil,

27 and burned sweet incense on it, as יהוה had commanded Mosheh.

28 And he put up the covering to the door of the Mishkan.

29 And he put the altar of burnt offering before the door of the Mishkan of the Tent of Appointment, and offered upon it the burnt offering and the grain offering, as יהוה had commanded Mosheh.

30 And he put the basin between the Tent of Appointment and the altar, and put water therein for washing.

31 And Mosheh, and Aharon, and his sons washed their hands and their feet with water from it,

32 as they went into the Tent of Appointment, and as they came near the altar. They would wash, as יהוה had commanded Mosheh.

33 And he raised up the courtyard all around the Mishkan and the altar, and placed the covering of the courtyard gate. And Mosheh completed the work.

34 And the cloud covered the Tent of Appointment, and the esteem of יהוה filled the Mishkan.

35 And Mosheh was not able to come into the Tent of Appointment, because the cloud dwelt on it, and the esteem of יהוה filled the Mishkan.

36 And when the cloud was taken up from above the Mishkan, the children of Yisra'ĕl went onward in all their journeys.

37 But if the cloud was not taken up, then they did not depart till the day that it was taken up.

38 For the cloud of יהוה was on the Mishkan by day, and fire was on it by night, before the eyes of all the house of Yisra'ĕl, in all their journeys.